I finally made some time to work on this model kit again. It’s much nicer to do this on the weekend when I can work during the day. The natural light lets me actually see what I am doing.
I probably would have made more progress but I got distracted partway through. I realized there was so much detail on these parts that I wanted to give everything a wash to make all those fine lines stand out. You can see the arm on the left has a wash and the one on the right does not. It brings out the details and it also helps tone down the shininess of the plastic. It added a bunch of work (and mess!) but I think it is worth it.